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Bingsop's Fables: Little Morals for Big Business

2.35  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
“Amasterful curmudgeon who causes laugh-out-loud moments.”—USA Today
“Bingdelivers his works smoothly, projecting tones of deadpan sarcasm and animatedmockery befitting the often irreverent content.” —Publishers Weekly
From celebrated business writer and Fortune columnist Stanley Bing, thebestselling author of What Would Machiavelli Do?, ThrowingThe Elephant,Sun Tzu is a S
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by HarperCollins e-books
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Apr 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
The moral of this story is: too much Bing is not a good thing! Once every two weeks in Fortune magazine is okay and occasionally even funny. All at once, not so much.
Aug 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

So, my daughter has trouble sleeping and I was stuck with just this book to read. It was a REALLY long night ...

The cover got my attention while perusing through the new book section. Mostly, while reading the book, everything went over my head. Or under my feet. Or something.

It was filled with two to four page short stories finding humor in corporate life. I work in the corporate world ... surely, some of these corporate jokes would tickle a funny bone once in a while.

Nope, sorry.

Theodore Kinni
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Bing always cracks me up and the advance copy of his new book -- a take on business ala Aesop -- is no exception. I just can't figure out how somebody this subversive gets to keep a day job as an EVP in corporate communications.
May 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone totally bored
This was a really great idea, using Aesop's Fables to mimic real modern corporate life and give us some metaphorical food for thought. Unfortunately, it managed to poke fun at many aspects of the work place without giving too much in the way of true moral value. Blah.
Howard Cohen
Nov 09, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of times, the so-called moral did not seem to flow from the story supposedly highlighting it.
Jun 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is supposed to be a humorous take on big business. Some of the morals were funny, but most were actually sad in my view. It was an interesting way to present his ideas.
May 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The stories were mostly forced, not interesting, and even less entertaining
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Not the best of Bing, but not the worst.
Junaid Noor
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, business
Very cleverly written piece of humor and sarcasm.
Scott Singer
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Apr 15, 2013
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Stanley Bing is a bestselling fiction and nonfiction writer, and a longtime columnist for Esquire, Fortune, and many other national publications. He is the author of almost a dozen books that explore the boundaries of hard-nosed, practical business strategy and satire. These include Crazy Bosses, which, in mapping the relationship between pathology and power, predicted so much of the current polit ...more
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